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3881  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown on: May 25, 2012, 05:28:49 AM
Are those the new version of the Chrysalid? It certainly looked that way from how they infected humans, who later turned into new aliens.

Also, Wilhelm Scream at the end there. slywink
3882  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: May 23, 2012, 02:08:54 PM

Quote from: The Grue on May 23, 2012, 02:07:03 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on May 23, 2012, 10:53:39 AM

Quote from: The Grue on May 22, 2012, 08:12:30 PM

Well, I was enjoying Nightmare mode until Act 2, when suddenly it got stupid hard for me.  Gotta figure out a good skill combo or something, but later, because I am too angry right now.  Dying over and over isn't much fun. frown

Upgrade your gear.  Made a HUGE difference for me. 

The problem is I am getting shitty drops that I can't use.  Can you tell me what you focused on for gear?  I am playing a DH and seem to always get barbarian and witch doctor loot.

Then sell the loot to barbarians and witch doctors and buy something you like at the AH. That's what it's there for. smile It seems pretty clear to me so far that the loot drops have been designed for use with the AH in this game. In Diablo 2 you would almost always find useful loot for your class and build, but in Diablo 3 you have no such guarantee.
3883  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Castlevania: Mirror of Faith (rumor) on: May 22, 2012, 08:36:55 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 22, 2012, 06:33:04 AM

the next entry for the Castlevania series will supposedly be revealed at E3, this time for the 3DS.  seems kinda odd, after the reception that Lords of Shadow got you'd think they'd focus on making a follow up to that right away instead of going back to the handheld arena.

If this continues in the tradition of the DS games, they're dirt cheap to develop. They keep reusing art assets and gameplay mechanics with only a slight evolution for every game.
3884  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 2 is Here on: May 22, 2012, 06:24:42 AM

Quote from: corruptrelic on May 22, 2012, 01:29:19 AM

I'm loving season 2 so far, although the lack of action is definitely noticeable.
If they're going to make the episodes all about talking, scheming, back stabbing, and politics then we really need 2 hour episodes as they go by way too fast.

If you're watching Game of Thrones and expecting action, then you're better off with something like Spartacus to be honest. GoT is a political drama through and through. There isn't really supposed to be any focus on action, not in the books and not in the series. Episode 9 will be the exception to the rule, but don't expect any similar episodes for several seasons after this one. This show is all about talking, scheming, backstabbing and politics.
3885  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma on: May 22, 2012, 06:19:15 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on May 22, 2012, 04:50:15 AM

I install every game so no prob here. 

Even with the game installed to the HD, the difference between the two versions is noticeable if I understood the reviewer correctly (in the comments section below the review).
3886  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 2 is Here on: May 21, 2012, 04:49:18 PM

Quote from: notrich on May 21, 2012, 01:38:01 AM

meanwhile... this episode has been cuntastic so far

I'm trying to figure out if that is good or bad... Tongue
3887  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (05/21) on: May 21, 2012, 07:54:24 AM
I might get Dragon's Dogma for the PS3, but I'm awaiting more reviews first. The ones that have appeared seem to vary a lot in how much they liked/hated it. Metacritic has 7 reviews for the 360 version, ranging from a score of 86 to 60, with a Metascore of 76. The PS3 reviews on the same site (5 in total) range from 92 to 48, with an average of 79.
3888  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Centurylink 40 meg line - worth it? on: May 20, 2012, 06:37:51 PM
Can't speak for Comcast, but any upgrade from cable or DSL to fiber is a good upgrade in my eyes. I have a 60 Mbit fiber line myself, and it works much better than my old ADSL lines ever did.
3889  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: May 20, 2012, 09:17:58 AM

Quote from: Caine on May 20, 2012, 08:00:43 AM

I keep trying to increase my X killed with one hit record. 

There are achievements for killing plenty of monsters in one hit. I got one during Act IV for killing more than 30 monsters in one blow, and another for killing more than 20 of the same type that way.
3890  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Origin Waiving Distribution Fee for 90 Days for Crowdsourced Games on: May 19, 2012, 06:11:08 AM

Quote from: heloder on May 19, 2012, 03:08:31 AM

"Publishers" doesn't really mean an awful lot. Valve is a publisher. is a publisher. If you mean Ye Olde Video Game Publishers like EA, then...why?

I mean traditional video game publishers that are part of the entire process, not just the actual publishing of the finished game. Otherwise almost every indie developer would also be a publisher. Valve and GOG only cover bringing finished games to the market, while a real publisher provides funding for development, builds developer studios, provides tools and manpower, covers marketing, and so on.
3891  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: May 18, 2012, 10:08:38 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 18, 2012, 09:26:09 PM

the main story will be 100% solo.  so they're taking the Old Republic route it seems:

I'd argue that The Old Republic took the Lord of the Rings Online route, and there may be other MMOs that did the same before them too. Nowadays all the main story quests in LOTRO are solo, and I think it's partly because of the success of that approach that The Old Republic is designed the way it is.
3892  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Origin Waiving Distribution Fee for 90 Days for Crowdsourced Games on: May 18, 2012, 09:58:24 PM
The catch is probably Origin exclusivity. Even if it isn't, this smells of EA trying to pretend that they're part of the crowd funding movement, perhaps hoping to be able to claim that they were one of the pioneers behind it over time. There is no way in hell that EA is doing this out of charity. They want to earn money, and they want people to use Origin.

I think the publishers should know to stay the hell away from crowd funding and indie developers. They don't mix.
3893  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [Vita] Smart As on: May 17, 2012, 07:04:22 AM
I like puzzle games, but I strongly dislike "brain training", whatever the hell that means. Does anyone actually think they'll get smarter by playing that kind of thing for a few days? I remember when the first brain training games appeared and experts almost laughed at the concept that these games would somehow improve people's intelligence.
3894  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: May 17, 2012, 07:00:47 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 17, 2012, 04:19:32 AM

why do I always find the 25% extra XP shrines right after a big fight?  I just had 67 kills and just to the left of the area is one, all that bonus XP I could have had.

I've discovered that if you're tired of fighting and want a little break, all you have to do is activate an xp shrine. You'll magically never encounter any monsters over the next few minutes. slywink
3895  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: May 16, 2012, 01:34:03 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on May 16, 2012, 01:18:58 PM

This would be a whole lot easier on people if they stop even referring to it as 'single player'.  there IS NO SINGLE PLAYER MODE.  You can group with yourself and go solo, but it's still not single player mode.  More like an instanced MMO.  The mindset makes all the difference in frustration. It's not like you're playing Super Mario Bros and get disconnected right before you jump on the flag post.

I'm sorry, but that makes no sense. Playing Diablo 3 alone and without quick join is definitely a single player mode. I don't know what your definition is, but when you're playing a game for yourself where other players can't join, it's a single player game. By what I suspect is your definition, Diablo 2 would have been a pure multiplayer game too with how it handled checkpoints. Whether or not your game is on a server is irrelevant. If not, anything you'd play through services like OnLive would have been multiplayer, regardless of the game.
3896  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone read The Order of the Stick webcomic? on: May 16, 2012, 05:04:06 AM

Quote from: Arkon on May 15, 2012, 11:45:26 PM

The cut out monster miniatures are done

Actually, the first 1/4 of the monster miniatures are done. There will be one such pack for each "season".
3897  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: May 15, 2012, 07:41:28 PM
Here's a tip to avoid losing or not even gaining achievements in the first place: Make sure you always do a clean logout when you exit the game. In other words, choose Leave Game and then log out. Don't just quit. I don't know how accurate this tip is, but several people have reported that it works for them and it did fix my issue with achievements (though it wasn't retroactive, which means I lost several that I'll just have to go retake later).

Up to level 11 now. I think I'm a pretty slow player. I tend to explore every nook and cranny, talk to every NPC and look closely at equipment and game mechanics. It probably took me about 4-5 hours to get this far. Still, I haven't died even once as a Monk.

Edit: Now that I think about it, some of that time was spent dealing with technical issues such as logging in. So probably more like 3-4 hours then.
3898  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: May 15, 2012, 06:15:27 PM
This game has some surprisingly serious issues for a Blizzard game. There's at least one way to permanently lock you out of the game that has been found by now, and a lot of people (including me) are either losing plenty of achievements or not getting them in the first place. I just killed the skeleton king, but I've only received one achievement (much earlier in the game). I tried logging out to see if that helped, and now I can't get back in. Figures.
3899  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: More interesting kickstarter games on: May 15, 2012, 11:39:41 AM
It's not that it's hard to maintain (but that can be expensive too. Customer loyalty can be lost very quickly if stability is anything but exemplary), but that the initial development costs are dramatically higher than any other type of computer game.
3900  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: More interesting kickstarter games on: May 15, 2012, 10:59:58 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on May 15, 2012, 10:55:38 AM

Is everyone picturing WoW size or bust when they think MMO?  I don't see why you can't have big and small MMOs just as you would any other type of game. 

The costs for this kind of thing aren't linear. Building a game of half the size (relatively speaking) as WoW doesn't mean it costs half as much to develop. Even if someone tries to develop a small MMO they'll need a considerable amount of customers to stay afloat, or at least serious customer loyalty (like EVE Online has).
3901  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: More interesting kickstarter games on: May 15, 2012, 10:38:43 AM

Quote from: EddieA on May 15, 2012, 07:31:22 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on May 15, 2012, 04:12:02 AM

I would be doubly wary of anyone Kickstarting an MMO, especially one that thinks they only need $50k to do it.  That's not even one year's salary for a single mid-level programmer, and MMO's are not quick or easy to develop.  At all.

It looks like the $50K is going to be used to produce a short tech demo in order to get publishers interested in funding the actual game.  They're also producing an RPG book, and that's what you get for funding them.

Doesn't matter, IMHO. The following still stands:

Quote from: Turtle on May 15, 2012, 05:50:28 AM

Anyone with half-way decent business sense would not be trying to make an MMO at this point in the game.

The chance of these guys eventually succeeding is so small as to be virtually unmeasurable. There is no room for new MMOs in today's market (unless you have one hell of a licensed property, and Pathfinder isn't one. Hell, even that just marginally increases your chances at this point). At least they have a better chance than this guy.
3902  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: May 15, 2012, 05:02:06 AM
Just got up and played for a bit. Had no trouble logging in now. Since I never tried the beta, this is actually my first time playing the game in any form.
3903  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: May 14, 2012, 10:41:58 PM
Bah, fuck it! I'm going to bed and getting up early instead. The login situation is just getting worse.
3904  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: May 14, 2012, 10:32:03 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on May 14, 2012, 10:30:02 PM

watching a stream of a guy in EU trying to login, and he just accidentally typed his password in the username field  O_o

The cursor stays in the password field most of the time after a failed login, but it will randomly jump to the username field instead, making what you just said very likely to happen eventually.
3905  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: May 14, 2012, 10:23:58 PM

Quote from: Covenant on May 14, 2012, 10:22:22 PM

Lucky bastard 

I wouldn't say that just yet. Over 20 minutes since launch and I've yet to go past the login window. At this rate I would have been better off just getting up early instead of staying up late.
3906  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: May 14, 2012, 10:18:57 PM

Quote from: Covenant on May 14, 2012, 10:16:09 PM

Tilt, where are you playing from that it's supposed to be available to you already?  Outside the states?

I would say so. I don't have much choice in the matter considering that I'm a Norwegian living in Norway. slywink
3907  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: May 14, 2012, 10:05:56 PM
Aaand now that it's open it's impossible to log in. Got the error 37 thing we have been warned just means that we should try again, but the latest was a message about an unexpected outage for the server.

The irony is that all I want to do is to play single player. I won't ever play this game MP anyway.
3908  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: May 14, 2012, 09:01:13 PM
One hour left...
3909  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Networks Start Revealing Fall 2012 TV Schedules on: May 14, 2012, 07:34:53 PM

Quote from: rickfc on May 14, 2012, 12:44:37 PM

Looks pretty decent if you're willing to ignore all logic, all real physics, extreme stretches in the effects of social breakdown, supermodels EVERYWHERE with clean clothes and whitened teeth 15 years after the apocalypse, and the blatant fact that J.J. Abrams is essentially just throwing mystery dramas at the screen in order to see if he can make one stick and become the new Lost.

In other words, it actually looks pretty crap. Sorry.
3910  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield 'Elite' rival to be revealed at E3? on: May 14, 2012, 04:46:13 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on May 14, 2012, 04:41:40 PM

No thanks. Guess I'll get my shooter fix with Max Payne and Ghost Recon.

I don't even have a shooter fix any more, thanks to these games, and particularly thanks to Call of Duty. They've been churning out one uninspired sequel after another to the point where one of my favorite genres (FPS) no longer contains even the slightest spark of joy for me.
3911  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: May 14, 2012, 03:40:02 PM
6 hours and twenty minutes until I can actually play... if I decide to stay up late, that is. Still not decided.
3912  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (05/14) on: May 14, 2012, 07:01:08 AM
Isn't it just "Game of Thrones" for the computer game since it's based on the series?

I got my Diablo 3 box on Saturday, so I guess that counts as a purchase this week. Tongue Those silly Game of Thrones developers made a serious blunder by releasing their game this week. They're going to launch in total obscurity. By the time people are done with Diablo 3 and ready for something different, they'll have forgotten all about GoT.
3913  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Alerts to Threats in Europe by John Cleese on: May 14, 2012, 06:14:13 AM

Quote from: Teggy on May 13, 2012, 03:08:25 PM

Don't think that's written by Cleese.

Original attribution seems difficult to determine.

This seems to happen once in a while. Someone writes a piece of satire and it is for some reason credited to John Cleese simply because it's A) comedy and B) British. It's sort of like navigating a file sharing service and noticing that every single piece of movie music ever was written by John Williams.
3914  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: May 12, 2012, 09:07:45 PM
Received the game box in the mail today. Can't install it yet, but I was able to activate my copy on so that I can download the game client in addition to my game discs. The disc version was considerably cheaper than the download version. This is what happens when only one party controls the online sales for a popular game franchise with no chance of competition.
3915  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mystery GOG countdown (now general GOG discussion) on: May 12, 2012, 09:33:41 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 11, 2012, 11:07:13 PM

Quote from: TiLT on May 10, 2012, 08:05:40 PM

Quote from: Morgul on May 10, 2012, 06:29:14 PM

Quest for glory 1 - 5...  So you want to be a hero?

Bring on the antwerp!

Best GOG release ever, after Lands of Lore.

speaking of which, where's Lands of Lore 3?

Hopefully buried at the bottom of the sea, never again to see the light of day.
3916  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]Resident Evil 6 on: May 12, 2012, 09:32:21 AM

Quote from: Turtle on May 11, 2012, 10:20:55 PM

But literally saw the screenshot of a zombie in full, clean, combat gear in a pose that wouldn't look out of place in Call of Duty or Counter-Strike, except for the zombie face.

You must be forgetting that we had the exact same thing in RE4. smile
3917  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]Resident Evil 6 on: May 11, 2012, 02:59:51 PM

Quote from: Turtle on May 11, 2012, 02:35:44 PM

They've gone full retard...

Zombies in combat gear with assault rifles...

Really sorry if that's a spoiler, but... I mean... not sure what to think about that.

I don't think we're going to see the standard zombies in this game. I get the impression that the virus here is a combination between the ones we've seen before. This means that there's likely to be elements of Las Plagas in it, keeping the infected at least partway intelligent.
3918  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mystery GOG countdown (now general GOG discussion) on: May 10, 2012, 08:05:40 PM

Quote from: Morgul on May 10, 2012, 06:29:14 PM

Quest for glory 1 - 5...  So you want to be a hero?

Bring on the antwerp!

Best GOG release ever, after Lands of Lore.
3919  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [Vita] Mortal Kombat - the touchscreen fatalities begin! on: May 10, 2012, 04:54:48 AM

Quote from: Gratch on May 10, 2012, 03:40:18 AM

Knew i shouldn't have bought this game.  After 5 days of practice, I still cant even beat thr first fight in story mode.


I don't even understand how that is humanly possible. Are you sure you're playing on the very lowest difficulty setting? That fight could be won with simple button mashing.
3920  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Match and Magic Kickstarter (calling all PQ fans) on: May 08, 2012, 03:29:41 PM

Quote from: Misguided on May 08, 2012, 03:10:27 PM

I've got a list of thoughts going to send to Jeff. The game has potential to be a lot of fun, but I don't think it is quite there yet.

Yeah, it lacks the polish but is otherwise good. In game developer terms, he's done with 90% of the work. Now he's only got 90% left. slywink
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